Pollyanna Casmar

Title(s)Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Washington State University, PullmanPhD08/2002Counseling Psychology
    UCSD/VASDHS, Mission Valley, San DiegoPostdoctoral Clinical Fellowship11/2004Behavioral Medicine
    UCSD, Psychological and Counseling ServicesInternship08/2002Counseling Psychology
    Washington State University, Career ServicesClinical Assistantship05/2001Vocational Counseling
    Casey Family Foundation, Pullman, WATeaching Assistantship12/1998At-Risk youth
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    VASDHS2003Excellence in Karis (compassion)
    UCSD Dept. of Psychiatry2008  - 2009Teaching Excellence in Residency Training
    UCSD2014  - 2015Teaching Excellence in Psychology Internship Program

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    Dr. Casmar is a clinician providing care for veterans across the spectrum of mental health disorders. She has targeted interests in trauma, meditation/mindfulness, and mood disorders. She enjoys teaching IPT (Interpersonal Therapy), evidence based approaches to trauma and integrated therapy approaches using CBCT (cognitively based compassion training) and other meditatively focused interventions. She is considered the LGBT specialist at the Oceanside VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic.

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    1. Compassion Meditation for Distressed Older Veterans: A Feasibility Study. Clin Gerontol. 2024 Feb 26; 1-12. Malaktaris A, McLean CL, Casmar P, Kangas J, Myers H, Chu G, Phillips RC, Maglione JE, Palmer BW, Lang AJ. PMID: 38409790.
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    2. An integrated mindfulness meditation and acceptance and commitment therapy intervention for chronic pain: Rationale, design, and methodology of a pilot randomized controlled trial of Acting with Mindfulness for Pain (AMP). Contemp Clin Trials. 2022 08; 119:106809. Herbert MS, Tynan M, Lang AJ, Backhaus A, Casmar P, Golshan S, Afari N. PMID: 35636734.
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    3. Pilot Study of Compassion Meditation Training to Improve Well-being Among Older Adults. Clin Gerontol. 2022 Mar-Apr; 45(2):287-300. Malaktaris A, Lang AJ, Casmar P, Baca S, Hurst S, Jeste DV, Palmer BW. PMID: 33179572; PMCID: PMC8113346.
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    4. Compassion Meditation for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans: A Randomized Proof of Concept Study. J Trauma Stress. 2019 04; 32(2):299-309. Lang AJ, Malaktaris AL, Casmar P, Baca SA, Golshan S, Harrison T, Negi L. PMID: 30929283.
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    5. Compassion Meditation for Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): a Nonrandomized Study. Mindfulness (N Y). 2020; 11(1):63-74. Lang AJ, Casmar P, Hurst S, Harrison T, Golshan S, Good R, Essex M, Negi L. PMID: 32435316; PMCID: PMC7223870.
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    6. A randomized trial of a brief mental health intervention for primary care patients. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2006 Dec; 74(6):1173-9. Lang AJ, Norman GJ, Casmar PV. PMID: 17154746.
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